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Poster: kpmartin Date: May 8, 2006 11:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Download woes: Why bother offering large files anymore?

I've long been a fan of this section of archive.org, but it seems recently there's been a speed limit put on downloads and now I just plain can't get anything. I spent 5 days trying to download a mpeg2. I tried it twice from a 1.5Mbps connection.

Sure. the second time I used a resumable ftp app, but still, it so excruciating slow and now high maintenance and prone to failure, I wonder what the point of offering them is? When it fails at 1:30 am, no one is looking at my screen to get it going again, and I lose the whole night.

Perhaps at least offer a warning that speeds will never exceed x and that transfers that take many hours are more prone to failure?

This is really too bad. It makes a once fun and useful resource close to unusable for me.

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: May 9, 2006 1:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Download woes: Why bother offering large files anymore?

I've had pretty good luck downloading files with a program called GetRight - where I can download multiple streams and significantly speeding up the download.

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